9 Times The Roberts Family Won At Race Day Signs

There is no better distraction when you run an endurance race than laughing your ass off at a hilarious race day sign. I don't think spectators truly understand how vital they are to a runner's race day sanity. Without them, race day wouldn't be half as fun! It's not easy being a race day spectator! You have to get up early, drive out of your way, find parking, brainstorm and create witty or inspiring signs, hold said witty or inspiring sign for hours while you try to pick your runner out of hundreds to tens of thousands of other runners. (We know your struggle is real!) And then when you do finally spot us, we just wave and run by! So hats off to you!

When it comes to a hilarious race day sign, my family knows what's up. Here are my 9 favorite Roberts family race day signs --

9. Run like Maury just told you, "YOU ARE THE FATHER!"

Uncle David with the subtle and hilarious Maury joke.

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8. If Kate Middleton looking like she did yesterday, you can finish!

The day after Kate Middleton emerged after giving birth to Princess Charlotte looking like this, my sister Samantha's sign got more than a few laughs.

Photo via US Weekly.

Photo via US Weekly.

7, 6 & 5...

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(See above.)

7. Waiting for you to finish is BACON me crazy!

At a race called the Flying Pig Marathon/Half Marathon, a good pun is always a win.

6. Pain is temporary Instagram photos are forever.

It's funny because it's true.

5. Can you just finish already? (That's what she said!)

An oldie but a goodie.

4. Run like Prince Harry runs from commitment.

Who doesn't love a good Prince Harry reference? Swoon.

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3. Have you seen Kelly anyone? How far back is Kelly?

When my Mama Ursula burst onto the spectator sign scene during the San Francisco Marathon, she didn't hold back. Here she is sporting a hottie hunting hat, pretending to sleep and slaying with some hilarious race day signs. This is why Mama Ursula wins Bronze.

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2. Free wifi ahead run faster!

Anyone who has ever traveled internationally can appreciate this race day sign. Samantha (Arguably the Queen of the race day sign) made this gem during the Berlin Marathon and made me laugh harder than I've ever laughed before.

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1. That bad tinder date's behind you RUN FASTER!

Samantha's NYC Marathon race day sign didn't just win the race day game, it won at life.

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Keep those hilarious race day signs coming! And if you need some inspiration, CLICK HERE!

Until next time, #RunSelfieRepeat.

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.